According to the XRP/USD chart, the altcoin’s 50-day moving average has moved above the 200-day moving average — a chart pattern known as a golden cross that is typically seen as an indication that a major rally is on the horizon.
The last time XRP’s USD chart witnessed a golden cross was just before the major 2017 bull run that saw its price surge from around $0.20 to over $2.00 before crashing down to earth.
This time around has the added benefit of having XRP listed on Coinbase, a long-awaited milestone for the second-largest altcoin. Earlier this month, Coinbase also announced that New York residents are now able to buy and sell XRP on the retail platform.
Bitcoin also recently saw its BTC/USD chart form a golden cross when the leading digital currency was trading for around $5,500 in April. The current price stands at roughly $8,700, a 58% increase in a little over a month.
XRP is currently up 0.8% on the day to $0.432608, giving the altcoin an $18.22 billion market cap.
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